Talk:FamilySearch Indexing: US—1940 Federal Census, Project Updates

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What do you do when he name of the state is written in the city field?

Blank. If the name of a city, fill it in, R for rural, same house, same place, etc could also go in the city column.

(Check out the field help tab in the lower right of the page)

What do you do if the census taker put straight lines across some of the city/county/state fields and others he left totally blank?  Do you assume that they are to be blank or do you guess that he meant the straight line to be "ditto"?  I left them blank, and the arbitrator agreed, but I want to know for future occasions!